October is Family History Month in the United States and Omaha Public Library (OPL) has planned a series of events to help family researchers of all experience levels uncover their past. All events are free, but registration is required at omahalibrary.org or by contacting the hosting location. For those who can’t make it to a scheduled activity, there are still many opportunities to begin or continue researching family history using OPL’s extensive genealogy resources, such as MyHeritage, Ancestry.com, and the Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Omaha World-Herald Digital Archive. Visit guides.omahalibrary.org/genealogy to learn more about OPL’s genealogy department.
The Michael Phipps Gallery is accepting applications from Omaha-area artists for 2016 exhibits. The Phipps Gallery is located in the southeast corner of the first floor at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St.
Several authors, each with a unique focus and perspective, will visit Omaha Public Library (OPL) in October. These free events provide opportunities to meet the authors and learn more about the inspiration behind their work. Books will be available for purchase and signing at most author discussions.
Omaha Public Library will recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) with a series of programs to celebrate Hispanic cultures. National Hispanic Heritage Month started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period.
After a nationwide executive search and selection process, the Omaha Public Library Board of Trustees has approved a motion to offer Laura Marlane the position of executive director of Omaha Public Library. Marlane currently serves as executive director of Providence Community Library in Providence, Rhode Island. The appointment is subject to the execution of a written offer of acceptance.